Friday Favorites-It Feels Like Summer Already

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Yeah Happy Friday!!!!  I know I say this every week but I am so looking forward to the weekend!  I can’t wait to see my mom and spoil her on Sunday and also pick up all my little mending/sewing projects I mean…..I also really have my mind set on putting together a little Barre video for you this weekend with some of my favorite moves!  Fingers crossed I can pull it together/get someone patient enough to video it for me.

I am also so humbled by how quickly this linkup has taken off!  Thanks so much for the support!  Are you ready to get going?  Alright let’s start!

Favorite Song(s)
I had a hard time this week so I picked two.  The first one is one of my favorite techno songs. It has such a great beat to run and spin to.  Also major windows down, hair flying around and singing.  Beat drops right after the 1:30 mark.  Armin Van Buuren feat Lauren Evans “Alone”

I love this song.  I can’t sit still the minute I hear it.  Have you heard it before?  It has the best vibe to it and then the beat drops low….. Usher-“Twisted ft Pharrell”

Favorite Recipe

Yes it was as good as it looks.  I subbed greek yogurt for the sour cream….shhhhhh nobody noticed ;-)  Full recipe here.

Favorite Workout
I unfortunately missed my favorite instructors Barre class the other day so I did this workout at home and it was a sweaty good one (if you can get past her ridiculously scary legs and outfit!)  I ran through it twice (Jillian Michaels style….why does she always do that????)

Played around with some really fancy photography settings……wine fridge selfie….totally patenting that one right now.

Favorite Quote

Favorite Workout Tank
Alright y’all remember this post where I plead to Lululemon to bring my favorite tank back???

Well they revamped it and changed the name to the Tone It Tank.  I am about to buy it in every color.

Favorite Funnies

I mean I live in a condo and my parking garage is a walk from my place…..story of my life!

I mean I’m the youngest of 6…..I am well aware of this

Especially if it’s on a Friday night after a long work day
Just sub sneakers for Barre/yoga pants
I mean I’m not the only one right?
Then I feel like doing this to the new person trying to creep in 
How I feel about the mom jean shorts trend
I mean they don’t look good on ANYONE!
How I feel like when I put on some going out makeup instead of my quick mascara daytime swipe
Finally, my reaction when Mark and I have an inside joke and I can actually get him to laugh
Okay now it’s your turn!  Tell me about your favorites from the week!  Hope you have a great weekend!  What are you up to?  Any fun plans???  xoxoxoxo


  1. May 9, 2014 / 11:06 AM

    Oh girl funny as always!! The waist trimmer exercise is by far the WORST…i seriously feel like my hip is going to pop every single time!! I love the gif of whitney houston…too funny! I vote YES on the barre video so I can start watching you instead of TIU girl workouts lol! Happy Friday doll!

  2. May 9, 2014 / 11:11 AM

    That dog and cat gif, lol! So glad I finally get to link up with you today, love reading these posts every week!

  3. May 9, 2014 / 11:19 AM

    Girl, I want that Lulu tank SO bad! It is so cute! You’re lucky you get a discount on them because I’d go broke if I bought like 3 things from there ;) I haven’t done barre in forever but you’re making me want to go back! Haha that best friend gif… yup!! And mom shorts… no!! Happy Friday!!

    <3, Pamela

  4. May 9, 2014 / 11:42 AM

    ooooh never heard that twisted song, dont mind if i dance around at 7am whilst getting ready, dont mind if i do at all
    yum that recipe looks good, i need to start doing the greek yoghurt thing, i love sour cream so.much.
    oh my god, that workout, her legs look awesome! haha. love the outfit. i wouldnt even know how to do that workout!
    love the quote, i need to shove that in my brain
    yay you found your tank, kinda!
    lol @ all of your funnies, always – the best friend one, story of my life girl. everyone loves my best friend and sometimes i get snarky and i say to her ‘well, they are your BFF’ and she gets all upset ‘you’re my BFF too’ haha god i’m a bitch. and its even worse when i actually like the other person but no you cant share my best friend – even though i have only known her 7 years and you have known her 25 I DON’T CARE, she’s mine
    mom jean shorts trend? i’m scared i dont know what this is, i dont want to
    hey girl that makeup instead of mascara=my life! i do the daily swipe of mascara and last week i wore makeup 2 days because i was practicing for derby and everyone in the office was like ‘whats going on with your face’ and i was like eff you.
    whenever i actually make KC laugh, I get really excited – i made you laugh!! yay me!
    what you got on for the weekend? yay mommy time – I wish I could spend time with my mum, instead I get my MIL.. JK. OMG cant wait for your barre video, so much less scary than going to a class.
    ps. i made buttons and i put your pretty face on my blog, i’m new to this, mmmmk.

  5. May 9, 2014 / 11:55 AM

    Ah I really want that tank!! Love the yoga pants/tennis shoes ecard.. that is me pretty much every day! Please share a barre video! I’m stuck to doing videos instead of classes because the barre studios are too far away. boo!

  6. May 9, 2014 / 12:09 PM

    Wine Fridge selfie!!!! Amazing that you have a wine fridge next to your bed, also!

    SO excited to see your barre video next week! :)

  7. May 9, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    YAY! Can’t wait to see the barre video. I so wanna try barre workouts!

    And that tank, bombdotcom

  8. May 9, 2014 / 12:17 PM

    Oh-My-Gosh WHITNEY! Speaking of fav songs- I Wanna Dance with Somebody I have belted out at every karaoke bar in Virginia. Just so you know. hahaha lookin’ good girl! Happy Weekend! xoxo

  9. May 9, 2014 / 12:18 PM

    That wine fridge selfie is killing me! I actually want to see your barre video and can wait!

    I desperately needed a new tank for working out too so Im going to check that one out :)

  10. May 9, 2014 / 12:26 PM

    Ah haha. That’s how I feel when I put on makeup too. I try to put it on on Fridays. It didn’t happen today.


  11. May 9, 2014 / 12:32 PM

    HAHA you’re killing it with those ecards. thanks for sharing that Alone song, I love it

  12. May 9, 2014 / 12:33 PM

    That first song/music video made me feel all kinds of feelings. I mean–who doesn’t stop when someone collapses?! The song was nice, too. My keys are ALWAYS in the wrong pocket when I’m carrying bags in! Ugh! The fridge selfie is epic! <3

  13. May 9, 2014 / 12:42 PM

    Bahahahah “wine fridge selfie” love it! I like that Usher song… I hadn’t heard it yet! And I reeeally want you to do a video so I can see barre in action from someone I know/trust! :D

  14. May 9, 2014 / 12:46 PM

    Ohh great tank!! Looks comfy and cute!! And I totally feel that way when someone calls my bestie their bestie..Im like ohhh hell nahhhh….thanks for the link up!

  15. May 9, 2014 / 12:47 PM

    The LuLu tank is definitely going on my wish list. I know how much you love it! Thanks for the Friday funnies!

  16. May 9, 2014 / 12:48 PM

    No creeping on besties until they are all awesome then the more the merrier! Yoga pants for the win, always! Finally a laugh from Mark!! You must be on too of the world!!

  17. May 9, 2014 / 1:04 PM

    I love that about the besties! That is hysterical. And I totally do the tennis shoes when looking like crap. Also, love the recipe and workout. Will definitely be trying. xo

  18. May 9, 2014 / 1:05 PM

    LOL.- “Sorry I’m late but I didn’t want to come.” Um, guilty as charged! If I’m not on time I probably didn’t want to be there. Thanks for the laughs as always.
    Gina — On the Daily Express

  19. May 9, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    Love that quote! And that bowl looks delish! Happy Friday!

  20. May 9, 2014 / 1:14 PM

    Love that Tone It Up tank – especially in the gorgeous color you’re wearing. They make the best “pretty” workout tanks…ones I actually want to wear, and be seen in. (Ok, I’m not usually working out in them, but I’m grocery shopping like a boss in them!!)
    The dog pushing the cat off = my sisters dog & cat! Haha Totally sending her the link to this post so she can see that, she’ll love it.
    Happy Friday!! XO

  21. May 9, 2014 / 1:23 PM

    I love that tank! Also your recipes. Every. Damn. WEEK! So good (and usually Mexican inspired…why is my jam.)

  22. May 9, 2014 / 1:35 PM

    Sometimes there is nothing more annoying than a group text! Though did you know there’s a setting and you can turn them off- at least on the iphone! Loving some Usher to start off my Friday– makes me feel like I’m back in the 1990s…or 2000s, haha love it! I was so excited to finally get to linkup with you for this, this week! Happy Friday!

  23. I’m adding both of those songs to my barre playlist this weekend! That Alone music video was great, I mean any video that has their dancers doing fist pumps is perfect in my eyes!

  24. May 9, 2014 / 1:51 PM

    I wish Lululemon wasn’t so freaking expensive! I love that tank but I don’t work out enough to pay big bucks for a tank. Looks great on you though! Mmm that meal looks delish! Have a good weekend with your momma!

  25. May 9, 2014 / 1:51 PM

    I totally feel the same when I go all out on my makeup… I get stuck in a rut with my mom look and then I go all out and Damn, I look good ;) lol. That tank is cute, the recipe looks yum and I hope you have a great weekend!

  26. May 9, 2014 / 2:18 PM

    I look forward to your Friday Favorites the most! They are always hilarious and guaranteed to make me laugh! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Amanda! Thanks for hosting the link-up!

  27. May 9, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    Those fajita bowls look Amazing!! Love those workout tanks too! XO

  28. May 9, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    Okay those funnies are amazing, first of all, especially that last one. The “sorry I’m late” is perfect haha. And that self-respect quote is great too. I was actually just having this conversation with a friend the other day, talking about how YOU show and teach people how to treat you, so it’s so important to make sure you know your true worth and embrace it.
    Loving this linkup! :) happy Friday!!

  29. May 9, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    Those fajita bowls look Amazing!! Will def make them soon! Love those workout tanks! Maybe they would motivate me to get into a regular exercise regimen. Love the quote too! XO

  30. May 9, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    girl you always make me smile! i want to try that fajita bowl- yum!!

  31. May 9, 2014 / 2:31 PM

    YES please do a barre video! I would love that! And the fajita bowls look sooo good. I always sub in greek yogurt and my husband has yet to notice, winning! Have a wonderful weekend!

  32. May 9, 2014 / 3:06 PM

    That dog pushing the cat off pic made me laugh out loud, so cute and funny! YES PLEASE DO A VIDEO <— that’s me begging :) Enjoy your weekend dear!

  33. May 9, 2014 / 3:06 PM

    Look at you, with your linkup getting all blog famous! You go girl! I’m bouncing around in my chair to Usher and Pharell. Love those two, The Whitney gif has me in stitches!!
    Happy weekend <3

  34. May 9, 2014 / 3:14 PM

    Great post as always! That fajita bowl looks amazing and I’m definitely the girl who will only make one trip from the car to my house with groceries – it’s led to some unfortunate bag breaking incidents.

    LOVE that lulu tank!!!

    Steve’s parents are coming in for the weekend (can’t catch a break from visitors) so we’ll be dining out every night and playing tourist in Louisville.

    Have a great weekend!

  35. May 9, 2014 / 3:25 PM

    I am such a laugher & my husband is anything but… so when he laughs, it makes me laugh even harder :)
    That tank looks fab on you
    Mom jean shorts are back? I haven’t even looked yet this year for shorts. Now I’m dreading it.

  36. May 9, 2014 / 3:39 PM

    oh yes, love it when the beat drops on that Armin Van Buuren song!

  37. May 9, 2014 / 4:30 PM

    The funnies are the best, I had to pin a couple. :-) I’m so guilty of the gym shoe thing lol

    Kellie @ Sexy Bags & Shoes

  38. May 9, 2014 / 5:33 PM

    I love all the different types of blogs that I discover from your linkups, and you are such a gracious hostess!
    Those shorts though – who decided that denim granny panties were going to be fashionable?

  39. May 9, 2014 / 5:39 PM

    YES to tennis shoes “please make it look like I worked out” haha. Rick James gifs kill me every time. Sorry I couldn’t get my act together for the link-up but will be back soon. Congrats on how awesome the growth of it is! Enjoy Mother’s Day, lady!

  40. May 9, 2014 / 5:42 PM

    This is all GREAT! The ecards are my fav! Why doesn’t Mark laugh at the inside jokes?

  41. May 9, 2014 / 5:43 PM

    OMG YES. Group Text Meme is hilarious. I HATE them, I seriously just want to reply with “Why am I included? Can I press “stop following” somewhere?!

  42. May 9, 2014 / 5:57 PM

    There is too much to comment on here. The best friend ecard is too true. I always am like “umm, no!”

  43. May 9, 2014 / 5:58 PM

    Yes to the groceries! Every time I do that (which is every time I go to the store) I think “If I learned one valuable thing in college…this is it!”

  44. May 9, 2014 / 6:36 PM

    The dog knocking that cat off the bed is too perfect!!!! I freaking love it!

    I would love to see your barre video! Maybe give me a new work out to do with my body beast stuff!!! I can pretend to be a pretty ballerina or something!

    Sorry I’m late but I didn’t want to come. That is me at work every day the last two weeks! LOL!

    Have a great weekend lady!

  45. May 9, 2014 / 8:10 PM

    I totally want to try that work out! I’ve never done barre before (besides taking ballet my entire life so I would probably like it) but it looks super fun! Love that tank! Cute workout stuff is the best!! I literally just died laughing at that dog and cat gif! My dog does that to my cat all the time hAha!

    <3 Shannon

  46. May 9, 2014 / 8:56 PM

    I love that message that if you’re making a mistake, you’re trying. That Dog and Cat Video is so cute. My pups just look at them like they;re in a trance. I am guilty of being the “late” person when I really don’t want to go!

  47. May 9, 2014 / 11:11 PM

    That group text meme is hilarious!! Group texts drive me crazy, they confuse me! Ha! Have a great weekend!!
    Best, Mree

  48. May 9, 2014 / 11:15 PM

    Ohhhh that workout looks amazing! I will have to try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing. :)


  49. May 10, 2014 / 3:21 AM

    Those Project Runway gifs are on another level of hilarity. I so hope you put together a video of your favorite barre moves – I would love to see that! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, lady!

  50. May 10, 2014 / 2:34 PM

    LOL! I love all of the “funnies!” :)

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